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Lecture 8

CLTR 1120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Transculturation, Acculturation, Bicycle Wheel

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Department
Culture
Course Code
CLTR 1120
Professor
Daniel Noemi Voionmaa
Lecture
8

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REMINDERS
Quiz 2
- Golden dream
- Border songs
- transculturation, syncretism
- John cage and zen
- Pervert's guide to ideology
- Question about one character in novel
*Watch District 9
Responde “What is poverty?” on Blackboard due Monday 16th
*Watch slumdog Millionaire by Wednesday 18th
LECTURE NOTES
What happens when two or more culture clash or coincide in time or space?
Acculturation, transculturation, syncretism
What happens to the weaker culture(s)? Does it disappear? Change? What about
the stronger cultures?
The way we explain the process says a lot about the process itself. Tends to
create
a
vision
of
reality
that
has
a
social
and
political
implications
.
Acculturation
Term introduced by Malinowski in 20’s and 30’s
Basically refers to assimilation process into US society where Europeans/African
populations learned English and assimilated into American society
Transculturation
Ortiz
Transformation of two or more cultures that are in contact
Involves a loss of a previous culture
Deculturation
Creation of new phenomena
Neither of two vanish nor stay the same
Syncretism
the combination or attempted combination of different religions, cultures, or
schools of thought
Hybridization
Aspect of one culture goes into another
Positivist Thinking
Ortiz
Society as an organic body
Development and progress
■ Brazilian Flag “order and progress”
Knowledge
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